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You have been officially warned; this column will likely score high on your squirm factor. No one likes their ignorance discovered, much less displayed. We all tend to inflate our levels of knowledge, expertise, ability to handle ‘x’ situation. Psychologists have a term for it: illusory superiority. Take a look at any poll about people’s self images of themselves in any endeavor, the most famous being their driving skills. We all tend to think we are above average, we have a grip on the facts, the concept, or the situation when in reality we often fail miserably to understand even the most basic facts. I recently finished Factfulness by Hans Rosling. I had long been fascinated by his TED tal

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